~ criminal cases and event data recorders ~

Your car may be spying on you, recording evidence that could be used to prosecute a criminal charge. That’s the “black box” data recorder, installed in newer vehicles. Apparently some criminal convictions are founded on the contents captured here.

Auto manufacturers looking for ways to make their vehicles safer have engineered EDRs to store the five seconds of data that precede an accident (and sometimes a near miss). More than 40 million vehicles, including most built in the last five years, are equipped with similar EDR technology. Read the article

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